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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Obama and Christie: What bipartisanship looks like

Imagine what more could have been done if their bromance swept over Washington.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012

The state/national polling split

Observers cannot reject the possibility that both are correct.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Obama and Christie: A bromance of convenience

The critical Romney surrogate now sings the president’s praises.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/31/2012

What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?

Did briefing make any mention of Libya the day before attack in Benghazi?

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012

How Iran delayed a nuclear confrontation

Its decision to reduce its stockpile helped defuse the crisis by up to 10 months, Israeli defense minister reveals.

By David Ignatius  |  12:43 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Yes, you can criticize Obama and not be racist

Not every critic of Obama and his policies is a racist or motivated by racism. But....

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Politics and Hurricane Sandy

Democrats are right to talk about emergency programs.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:09 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/30/2012

PostScript: Cohen, Obama and fighting for issues

Readers respond to his column about whether the president will fight for any issue.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hysterical reactions to race

You’d think that the poll on anti-black views was only of white Americans. And you’d be wrong.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/29/2012

PostScript: Samuelson and beating the polls

Readers respond to his column about our unrepresentative polling system.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/29/2012

The real story of the (likely) Republican Senate disaster

The real story of this cycle isn’t in Missouri and Indiana.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/29/2012

The rise of hate in the age of Obama

How silly to hope that the wave of good feeling on Election Day in 2008 would remain.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 10/26/2012

PostScript: The Post’s endorses Obama, world ends (or is it begins?)

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Supreme Court is the biggest issue in this election

The election could play a huge part in who will decide cases in the nation’s highest court.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

John Sununu: Race-baiting buffoon

The Romney surrogate accuses Colin Powell of blind race loyalty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Horses and bayonets’ edition

Did Ann Coulter accuse Obama of shucking and jiving on Libya?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Unprecedented!

With so few presidential elections in U.S. history, something new always happens.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:03 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/25/2012

PostScript: Dionne and the demise of the tea party

Is Romney a centrist? Is that even what voters want?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Paul Ryan strikes out on poverty

His speech was earnest. His solutions are scary.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Media, Television

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/25/2012

A startling reminder of Mitt Romney’s flip-flops

He responds aggressively to the political incentives placed directly in front of him, seemingly no matter how ridiculous the result.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Trick or freaks: Trump, Palin and Mourdock

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Richard Mourdock spice up the day.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012

PostScript: Meyerson and a milder Mitt

Readers get in a fever over the column on the candidate’s sudden move to moderation.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Obama hits an approval mark

The president’s rating, at 53 percent, surpasses George Bush’s in 2004.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Changing minds on gay marriage

Turns out it’s not a generational shift at work, but a change of heart.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Obama’s powerful comment on Israel

Romney hit Obama for not visiting Israel. The president had a powerful response.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Romney's flawed ‘apology tour’ rhetoric

Of course America dictates to other countries. And here’s why it should.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/23/2012

PostScript: Is it really a debate if they agree on everything?

Is it really a debate if they agree on everything?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Horsing around with Obama’s debate jab

Nowhere in his comment did Obama say the military no longer had horses or bayonets.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Darrell Issa can’t keep a secret

I’m very much in favor of more information. But I also understand the considerable outrage generated by Issa’s actions.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Obama won the third presidential debate, but what about climate change?

The Middle East is important. Pakistan is important. Iran’s nuclear ambitions are important. So is climate change.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:05 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 10/23/2012

The first debate in reverse

Romney came to play, not to win.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:57 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Third debate: Double affirmation for Obama

The president expressed his views forcefully. And Romney echoed them.

By David Ignatius  |  12:18 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012

The ‘me, too’ debate

Where did Romney substantively disagree with Obama?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 10/23/2012

A less-than-honest discussion of foreign policy

Both candidates told a few whoppers about foreign policy as they sat for their final get-together.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:08 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Third debate: Romney’s baffling strategy

I thought he’d try to shake things up. I was wrong.

By Matt Miller  |  11:57 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Romney undermined by the policy gap

Obama more likely to be judged debate ‘winner’

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:26 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Third debate: Romney’s night of ‘Me too’

On issue after issue, Romney acknowledged that his policies are similar to Obama’s.

By Colbert I. King  |  10:47 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Tweeting the foreign policy debate

Live commentary from Jennifer Rubin, Greg Sargent, Marc Thiessen, EJ Dionne and the rest of the WP Opinions team.

By WP Opinions  |  08:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Video: David Ignatius previews the foreign policy debate

What to expect from the candidates.

By David Ignatius  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/22/2012

PostScript: Dionne explains Obama’s agenda

So, why isn’t the candidate doing the talking?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Talk to me tonight, Barry

You and Mitt need to have a grown-up debate about foreign policy.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Silence is golden on gay issues

Two presidential election cycles ago, talking about the gays was all the rage. This year, not so much. And that’s a good thing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/19/2012

If we're heading for a split or a tie...

Perhaps Bob Schieffer can anticipate such a situation.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Misleading, misinformed, misunderstood?

Readers respond to Krauthammer column on Libya

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/19/2012

DOMA is doomed

Another federal appeals court slams a nail in the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 10/19/2012

‘Your name is Mitt Romney . . .’

Sometimes, you just have to remember who you are.

By Richard Cohen  |  08:27 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Binders full of women’ edition

Who believes Mitt Romney could use a “binder full of facts”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 10/18/2012

In defense of early (and easy) voting

Voters’ views aren’t likely to change late in the game.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:27 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/18/2012

PostScript: Milbank and fact-checking

Readers respond to his column on Romney’s “12 million new jobs” claim.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012

PostScript: Responding to the debate’s echo chamber

Erik Wemple and Jonathan Bernstein set a Libya conversation in motion.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Mind-reading: The worst kind of political reporting

Journalists have no business trying to read the minds of politicians.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012

What makes Obama angry

If you want to get Obama visibly angry, accuse him of playing politics with national security.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Paul Ryan gets tackled on Ohio

Don’t ask Ryan who will win the football game between Wisconsin and Ohio State.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: Where’s Obama’s vision?

He has yet to explain why the next four years would be better than the last.

By Michael Gerson  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Obama won the second presidential debate, but he wasn’t great.

On substance, he only looked great relative to Romney’s unrealistic tax plan.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Romney and Obama are now neck and neck

But we remain in a bipartisan state of denial on key issues.

By Matt Miller  |  01:04 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 10/17/2012

No contest, Obama won Hofstra debate

He refused to take Romney’s attacks laying down this time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:51 PM ET, 10/16/2012

The feedback loop catches up with Romney

His policies don’t add up.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:51 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Obama earned trust with a comeback performance

He came across as the more genuine of the candidates.

By Colbert I. King  |  11:12 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Tweeting the presidential debate

Who’s ahead on substance and style? Live commentary from Kathleen Parker, Greg Sargent, Harold Meyerson, Jennifer Rubin, Marc Thiessen and more.

By WP Opinions  |  08:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Obama breaks silence on child poverty

The president responds to child-poverty advocates. Mitt Romney does not.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/16/2012

PostScript: Matt Miller and a killer debate move for Romney

Readers come up with their own ‘Sister Souljah’ moments for the debate.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Mitt Romney’s flip-flop character flaw

Changing one’s mind on a core issue is not uncommon for a politician. But on all of them?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Gaming the town hall debate

Romney can’t act as he has won the election; Obama needs to show he really wants his job.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Why are you giving to Romney and Obama?

There are far more effective ways to donate your money.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2012

GOP has itself to blame for Thompson’s Kenya joke

Joking about birth certificates or Kenya is a guaranteed applause line.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/15/2012

PostScript: Dionne, Romney and shape-shifting

Readers respond to E.J. Dionne Jr.’s column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Glenn Beck’s jeans: Made in America

As jeans go, 1791s aren’t bad-looking.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Romney’s distraction on Libya

The question about the attacks we should be pondering.

By Katrina vanden Heuvel  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/12/2012

I'm still ignoring the electoral college

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Fool and/or truth-teller?

Readers react to the Biden-Ryan debate

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Martha Raddatz’ edition

Which opinionista declared that Obama “threw in the towel” at the first debate?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 10/12/2012

In VP debate, Joe Biden’s laughter makes it easier for Paul Ryan

Ironically, the VP’s attitude might have allowed Ryan to get away with more than he should have.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:36 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Biden talks the base off the ledge

The Democratic panic of last week has ended.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 10/12/2012

In vice presidential debate, Biden puts Ryan on the defensive

His great performance revived enthusiasm for Obama.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:07 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 10/11/2012

VP debate: Biden seemed real, Ryan plastic

Biden dominated, looking forceful and ultimately confident. He may be a hack, but he’s one with heart.

By Richard Cohen  |  11:46 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 10/11/2012

In debate, Biden schools Ryan

Ryan was in over his head, and it showed.

By Colbert I. King  |  10:43 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Tweeting the VP debate

Real-time commentary from E.J. Dionne, Jennifer Rubin, Jonathan Capehart, Charles Lane and other members of the WP Opinions team.

By WP Opinions  |  09:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Our readers feel no stagefright

Readers react to Dana Milbank’s column

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/11/2012

The case for Obama's recess appointments

George Will should be blaming not the president but House Republicans for playing fast and loose with the Constitution.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 10/10/2012

PostScript: Milbank, Big Bird and Snuffleupagus

Readers respond to his column about the threat of funding cuts to PBS.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:53 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The bizarre case of the Romney/Ryan position on Simpson-Bowles

Democrats should support the plan even though Republicans oppose it?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Slain SEAL’s mom to Romney: Don’t use my son

‘He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:56 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Memo to Democrats: ‘Chill’ the [bleep] out, people

Greg Sargent was right in telling Obama supporters to step away from the ledge.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Black voices for marriage equality in Maryland

Julian Bond and the Revs. Delman Coates and Donte Hickman push for marriage equality in Maryland.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/09/2012

The Taliban’s savage attack on an Afghan teen

What part of the attack on the bus of schoolgirls was not barbaric?

By Colbert I. King  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Misdirection is no substitute for basic math on taxes

Romney’s numbers just don’t add up.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Trayvon Martin’s school records are irrelevant

Honor student or D-student, Trayvon had a right to get home with his bag of Skittles and iced tea.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/09/2012

PostScript: Richard Cohen on the ‘real Obama’

Readers differ on whether we’ve seen him or not.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Conservatives, liberals and polls

Two bad-news scenarios.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Why political moods matter

They change the media coverage and affect the attitudes of partisans on both sides.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Romney’s tough-guy talk

Romney’s VMI speech provided no solution to the Syrian crisis — not even a plan.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Does Romney understand the Middle East revolution?

A hard-line approach may only make matters worse.

By David Ignatius  |  08:14 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Helen Aikman is no ‘Uncle Poodle’

The Louisville, Ga., art gallery owner is more consequential than Honey Boo Boo’s uncle.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Why there's no liberal ‘unskewed polls’

Most don’t get the bulk of their information through liberal talk shows and blogs.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/08/2012

PostScript: Capehart, Uncle Poodle and gay rights

Readers respond to his blog post about the difference between tolerance and avoidance.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/08/2012

‘Leave or die fags’

Gay couple standing up to harassment in rural Texas says more about the South than “Uncle Poodle” ever will.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

‘Uncle Poodle’ needs to speak up

Honey Boo Boo’s gay uncle is a weak sign that “you can be openly gay and accepted in the rural South.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Like the debates? Thank Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:05 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/05/2012

PostScript: Media bias, or . . . media bias?

The New World Order still has media bias, we think.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Honey Boo Boo’ edition

Who called President Obama "lazy and disengaged”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quiz

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/04/2012

The debate is a game-changer!

Stock up on exclamation points!

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Poverty goes missing at Denver debate

The 90-minute showdown will be notable for what was never discussed: Poverty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/04/2012

All you need to know about the Romney tax plan

It features a fantasy that has been key to GOP tax policy for 30 years.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama lost the first debate, but he will still win the election

Yes, he lost the first debate, but history shows the race is already as good as over.

By James Downie  |  08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Credit and criticism for Mitt Romney at Wedneday’s presidential debate

Well, at least he clarified one thing about his still-vague tax plan.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:46 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama didn’t come ready to play

He let his supporters down while Mitt Romney did everything his side could have hoped for.

By Harold Meyerson  |  12:22 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama was there in body, but in spirit?

He just may have given persuadable voters a reason to give him another look.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:06 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Mitt Romney appears presidential in snoozer

Obama appears unsure of facts in debate.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:04 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Romney gets his reset. Obama gets a wake-up.

But, folks, remember something. There are two more presidential debates.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 10/03/2012

A race turned upside down

Chris Christie was right.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  11:34 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012

After a poor first debate, Obama must shape up

Tonight, Romney knocked him down hard.

By Colbert I. King  |  11:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Romney strong on performance, weak on policy in sluggish debate

Obama was disappointing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:15 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Who won the first #debate?

WP Opinions writers weigh in on Twitter.

By Marisa Bellack  |  11:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Jim Lehrer, a moderator who will control the crowd

Jim Lehrer will keep make clear to the audience in Denver who’s running the debate.

By Colbert I. King  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/03/2012

PostScript: Milbank, Romney and zingers

Readers respond to his column about Romney’s debate preparations.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012

‘The Daily Caller’ plays the race card badly

This isn't “a dog siren.” This is ridiculous.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Presidential debates: It’s all about the gaffes

They’re all about the gaffes that have lasting effect.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 10/03/2012

What Obama and Romney shouldn’t say in their debates

Lines the candidates might want to avoid.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:37 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Wisconsin anchorwoman takes on a bully

Jennifer Livingston of WKBT calls out her bully on air.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/02/2012

War with Iran: More likely from Obama or Romney?

Three ways of examining the question.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/02/2012

PostScript: George Will and firing Obama

Readers respond to his column about why the president still leads in polls.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Mitt Romney’s trash man has his say

“My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney’s trash.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/02/2012

A landmark election in Georgia

The Caucasus nation of Georgia reaffirms the democratic system.

By Jackson Diehl  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 10/02/2012

The ‘October surprise’ happened in September

Yep, I’m talking about the “47 percent” video.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:06 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/01/2012

PostScript: Bias! Bias everywhere!

Readers respond to the ombudsman’s latest column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Why October Surprises don’t work

They don’t matter for the same reasons debates don’t.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Paul Krugman is wrong: 2012 won’t be a clear mandate for his agenda

Progressives should not fall into the trap of over-interpreting election results.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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